Pakistan keep their hopes to semifinals alive
Pakistan kept their hopes to the semifinals alive with a much-needed win against New Zealand and the result also made the remaining 3 spots get wide open in the semifinals. Having won the toss and electing to bat first in overcast conditions, the Kiwis top order was found wanting against the Pakistan seamers early in the innings, but the lower middle order came to the rescue to post a competitive total on the board. Later when chasing the target, Pakistan found themselves in a tricky situation with the early exit of openers. but the middle took things in their stride to take the game deep.
Babar Azam’s knock was one of the best he has ever played so far in his career. Such was the magnitude of the knock as there was a lot of things at stake. It was not easy to bat with the two-paced and seaming track, but he made batting look easy with his orthodox stroke play. His partnership with Hafeez and Sohail had taken the game deep. He was the top point scorer of the Dream11 cricket team as he made 62 points.
He is usually known for fire works down the order but on Wednesday he has played out of his comfort zone to help the Kiwis post a decent target on the board. He was cautious for the most part of his knock until he unleashed his true potential at the very end of the innings. His partnership with DeGrandhome was the sole reason for the Kiwis’ competitive total on a tricky surface. He made 58 fantasy points.
He continued from where he left the other day against South Africa. His partnership with Babar helped Pakistan chase the target down without much fuss after the departure of the well set Hafeez. With this vital knock, he certainly proved to be a worthy pick for Dream11 fantasy cricket players.
He was the main man for Pakistan with the ball. He dismissed the Kiwi top order in no time with his irresistible bowling to line and length. His spell never allowed the Kiwis to perform until at the end of the innings. He made 46 points and proved to be a game changer in the Dream11 fantasy cricket team.
He failed to continue his form as he went wicketless in the match. His poor bowling made the Kiwis accelerate in the death overs. He made only 2 points and proved to be too costly for fantasy cricket players.
After his poor showing in the last game against the Windies, he came up with another disappointing performance. His poor show didn’t sustain the pressure built by other bowlers. He made only 3 fantasy points in the match.
We were moderate with our predictions in the match. We missed out on a few top performers in our best grand league team.The Kiwis top 5 collapse was not on our cards which was the reason for our moderate show.
FD Grand League Team
|Colin de Grandhomme||40|
|B Azam (C)||124|
|J Neesham (VC)||87|
|C De Grandhomme||40|
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